DOGS: Man’s Best Friend

For so long, dogs have been tagged to be man’s best friend both in sickness and in health. Scientific studies have proved the importance of owning a dog at home. Looking also into how they might boost our well-being. In this Spotlight, we’ll explain how your friendly pup can benefit your health across the board.

It is likely that humans and dogs have shared a special bond of friendship and mutual support ever since at least the Neolithic period — but why has this bond been so long-lasting?

Dogs also are known to be the cousins of wolves have historically been great at keeping us and our dwellings safe, guarding our homes, our cattle, and our material goods.

However, dogs are also — and might have always been — truly valued companions, famed for their loyalty and seemingly constant willingness to put a smile on their owners’ faces.

Let’s discuss how our dogs make us happier, more resilient when facing stress, and physically healthier, to name but a few ways in which these much-loved quadrupeds support our well-being.

Dogs keep you in good health

Many studies have suggested that having dogs as pets is associated with better physical health. How?

There is no way around it: if you own a dog, you have to commit to twice daily walks — and sometimes even more.

Research published suggests that children who were exposed to dogs while still in the womb — as their mothers spent time around dogs during pregnancy — had a lower risk of developing eczema in early childhood.

Also, children exposed to certain bacteria carried by dogs also experienced a reduction of asthma symptoms, the researchers noted.

The most intuitive benefit of sharing your life and home with a canine friend is that dogs give you "feel-good vibes" almost instantly.

Dogs are often used as therapy animals because they have a calming effect on people.

It is really difficult not to cheer up, even after a hard day’s work, when you are greeted with — often vocal — enthusiasm by a friendly dog

Here at DogData, We say own a dog today, and leave the rest to us! Do have a lovely week ahead!

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